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Job Title:        Staff Attorney – Civil Legal Services

Job Location:   Albuquerque, NM

Job Type:         Elder Law Attorney

Organization:   Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc.

Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc. (SCLO) provides free and reduced-cost civil legal services to clients in Central New Mexico.  We help seniors aged 60 and older, many with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level, in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. SCLO is planning to expand to limited state-wide services in the coming year.  SCLO provides education, advocacy, and legal representation for seniors concerning health law, benefits, housing, life planning, and economic security.

Position Description: 

SCLO is seeking a staff attorney with legal experience and an interest in specializing in elder law. The attorney will focus on housing, health care and benefits issues, and autonomy-protecting mechanisms.  The position will be in-office with the potential to create a hybrid schedule in the future.  The attorney can be part-time or full-time, depending on interest.  The attorney will be responsible for providing a broad range of legal services – from brief services to full representation. Additionally, the attorney will conduct community education and outreach activities, including educational presentations.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in public interest and poverty law, and be patient with and sensitive to seniors.  Generous benefit package; employer pays 100% of health and dental insurance premium for full-time employees; matching pension plan; paid vacation and sick leave.  SCLO has a family-style office of 20 persons.


Graduate of accredited law school.  Licensed New Mexico Bar member, or licensed in another state and eligible to waive into the New Mexico Bar. (See NMRA 15-301.2, or 15-107.) Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to manage a caseload, and to build collaborative relationships with SCLO staff, our partner legal services agencies, and the community.  Proficiency in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

 How to Apply:

Applications should be emailed to and must include a cover letter, current resume, writing sample, and three references.


Submission Deadline: 

Until filled.  Applicants encouraged to apply starting immediately.


SCLO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Posted: 4/28/2023


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